Cisco Catalyst 9800 WLC

WN Blog 006 – Cisco Catalyst 9800 WLC for Cloud (C9800-CL) Deployment with VMware ESXi

If you are geeky, crazy or just curious to try out first generation of Cisco products, new Catalyst 9800 Wireless LAN Controller, this guide might be useful to you πŸ™‚ Jokes aside, C9800 feels like a solid product that is quickly gaining trust of wifi pros and gains traction in the enterprises. It is a...

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WN Blog 007 – C9800 WLC Internal DHCP Server Config

Hey! A quick short blog on some internal DHCP configuration for the C9800 WLC! As we are starting to implement the new generation of the wireless controller for customers, we anticipate that we will stumble over a few gotchas with config and plan to share through short blogs with you guys to hopefully save you...

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WN Blog 009 – C9800 WLC Guest MAB CWA ISE Config

Hey! Welcome to another one of our blogs on the configuration of the new series of WLC from Cisco the C9800! In this post, I want to go through with you an issue that I ran into when configuring a Guest SSID which was using MAB with a CWA to redirect to a portal on...

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WN Blog 010 – Cisco Catalyst 9800 Initial Configuration Guide – Central Switching

Finding C9800 stuff hot and interesting? You’re not alone out there! πŸ™‚ After initial C9800 configuration (see this blog) and registering your first AP (our AireOS AP Join Blog is still applicable here) you’re pretty much ready to go! There are just some pre-reqs to consider before we can associate with our first C9800 BSSID....

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WN Blog 011 – Cisco C9800-CL WLC Redundancy HA SSO – GUI and Basics

Hey! Welcome to another one of our blogs on configuring the new Cisco Catalyst 9800 WLC. This time we are going to take you through configuring 2 x C9800-CLs for redundancy HA SSO.  First here is an overview of my home lab setup: I currently have 2 x ESXi servers and a C9800CL on each...

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WN Blog 013 – Cisco C9800-CL WLC Redundancy HA SSO – CLI and Deeper Dive

Hey! And welcome to another C9800 blog πŸ™‚ Recently, Matt has blogged about Redundancy configuration using GUI and covered HA/SSO operation here. Today, I wanted to do a deeper dive into the topic. Enjoy! Lab Environment: In my lab, both C9800-CL VMs will sit on a single ESXi box. In the real world, they would...

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WN Blog 014 – Cisco Catalyst 9800 FlexConnect Configuration Guide

It’s simple, right? Sure! Took me a while to figure that one out. Our goal in this post is to demo Cisco Catalyst 9800 WLC FlexConnect Configuration. It’s assumed you’re familiar with all C9800 solution building blocks (we’ve covered it before here) but if it’s your first time, here is very quick recap: And this...

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WN Blog 015 – Cisco Catalyst 9800 WLC Software Upgrade

Upgrading Cisco Catalyst 9800 software is easy and sleek. You could use all standards protocols to put a new image on the controller: FTP, TFTP, SFTP or HTTPS. Here are the steps: Download new .bin image from Cisco; I went for the newest TAC recommended image. On the WLC, go to Administration > Software Upgrade...

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WN Podcast 021 – Cisco Catalyst 9800 WLC – Built & Basics

Welcome to our new WiFi Ninjas Podcast episode! Today, we kick of the Cisco Catalyst 9800 Podcast series, where we will cover some nitty & gritty stuff and share our real world deployment tips and experiences about those new, hot WLCs! Let’s start with basics πŸ™‚ What is C9800? 9800-80 – 2RU Appliance 80Gbps 6000...

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WN Blog 017 – Cisco C9800 – Local Web Auth Config

Hey! Welcome to another one of our Cisco C9800 configuration blogs! This time we will be covering Local Web Authentication (LWA), where guest sessions are managed by the WLC itself. We can authenticate against RADIUS, TACACS, LDAP or local WLC Guest Users database. In this guide we will use local WLC Guest Users. As I...

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